The Education Support Partnership’s confidential helpline has been extremely busy this last year. We’ve seen the overall number of teachers calling our counsellors – who provide emotional support to education staff – rise by 35 per cent in the past 12 months to March 2018.
The highest increase has been in calls from primary school teachers – up by 54 per cent – with the majority calling at a point of crisis.
This may sound like a worrying increase, however we regard an increase in calls to our helpline as a success – it means more teachers and education staff know about us, the work we do and the help we can offer. I want to see even more teachers calling us – and that’s where headteachers come in.
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